Legacy Taipei hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight’s spotlight is on Mando-pop singer Claire Kuo (郭靜), while Indie pop singer-songwriter Peggy Hsu (許哲珮) takes the stage tomorrow. Wednesday’s performers are pop singer Lin Jin (林大晉) and rock/rap act Rock ’N’ Rap (凍頂樂團).
■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei (台北市八德路一段1號)
■ Shows start at 8pm
Photo courtesy of Alex Lee
■ Admission is NT$1,200 tonight, NT$1,000 and NT$1,200 tomorrow, NT$800 on Wednesday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Tonight, The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, hosts a memorial concert for Amy Winehouse with soul and hip-hop groups and artists Juzzy Orange (汁橙音樂), J. Sheon and Sherry Cheng (鄭雙雙). Having returned from their Asian tour, upbeat punk rockers Punkhoo (胖虎) play a show tomorrow. On Sunday, Japanese metal band Head Phones President teams up with female rockers in Taiwan including Lala from Eye of Violence and Yvonne of Greedy Black Hole. Wednesday’s show is by indie rockers Hippocampus (海馬迴) and Jiang Dong Cheng Ming (江東成名).
■ B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1), tel: (02) 2930-0162. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
Photo courtesy of Alex Lee
■ Shows start at 8pm except for Sunday which begins at 7pm
■ Admission is NT$500 tonight, tomorrow and on Sunday, NT$200 on Wednesday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com
It is live music from young rockers Midnight Express(午夜快車), Claymore (克雷魔) and Sense of Feeling (一種心情) at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, on Sunday.
Photo courtesy of Punkhoo
■ 1 Siyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市思源路1號), tel: (02) 2364-8198. On the Net: www.pipemusic.com.tw
■ Show starts at 7pm
■ Admission is NT$300 in advance and NT$350 at the door, available online through www.indievox.com and www.walkieticket.com.
Tonight, Hong Kong’s nu metal act Underklot and metalcore outfit King Zhi (瓊枝) join forces with emo/post hardcore band Faded Moment (凋零瞬間) and metalcore/post-hardcore group Scop (說書人) in Taiwan at indie rock club Revolver. Tomorrow promises to be a night of grindcore noise featuring Japan’s Patisserie, with support from Taiwan’s Stench of Lust, Sledge City Slashers and Brain Corrosion Indie rockers One Ear Tiger Trip (單耳虎斑) and Weed are scheduled on Sunday. Wednesday’s roster include electronic folk band WWWW (落差草原) and heavy metal act Scattered Purgatory (破地獄), while electronic rock duo No Money No Honey and Red Shoe Daniel (紅鞋丹尼) are among the performers on Thursday.
■ 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號), tel: (02) 3393-1678
■ Show starts at 9pm tonight, 7pm tomorrow, 8pm on Sunday, 10pm on Wednesday and Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$350 tonight, NT$400 tomorrow, NT$300 on Sunday, NT$200 on Wednesday and Thursday
From Kansas, US, Scott Knost puts together an engaging performance of percussive, acoustic rock music at Bobwundaye (無問題), a small pub on Heping East Road (和平東路) in Taipei, tomorrow.
■ 77, Heping E Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市和平東路三段77號), tel: (02) 2377-1772
■ Show starts at 10pm
■ Admission is NT$200
Chen Wei-kai (陳威愷) from Wake Up! Explosion puts together a solo acoustic set tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Also on the bill is guitarist Yu Hao-i (余昊益) of Macbeth (馬克白). Indie rocker Bearbabes (熊寶貝) plays a show tomorrow, and it is singer-songwriter Anie Fann (范安婷) and young musician Serrini from Hong Kong on Thursday.
■ 7, Ln 56, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市新生南路三段56巷7號), tel: (02) 2362-5494. On the Net: www.witchhouse.org
■ Shows start at 9:30pm. Restaurant/bar with queer/feminist bookstore and large collection of board games, open 11am to midnight Sundays through Wednesdays, 11am to 1am Thursdays through Saturdays
■ Entrance for music shows is NT$350 tonight and on Thursday, NT$400 tomorrow
Experimental singer-songwriter Wang Yu-jun (王榆鈞) plays with Time Band (時間樂隊) at Kafka on the Shore (海邊的卡夫卡), a coffee house-cum-music and arts venue in the National Taiwan University area, on Sunday.
■ 2F, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷2號2樓). On the Net: www.kafkabythe.blogspot.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ Entrance is NT$350 in advance and NT$400 at the door
Mando-pop singer Jing Chang (張芸京) croons tomorrow at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Paiwan hip-hop artists Boxing (拳樂團) and Aboriginal group The Voice of Life# (原味醞釀) each play a set on Thursday.
■ 177 Xining S Rd, Taipei City (台北市西寧南路177號), tel: (02) 2370-8805. On the Net: www.riverside.com.tw
■ Show starts at 8:30pm tomorrow and 8pm on Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$550 tomorrow and NT$400 on Thursday. Tickets available through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Post-punk rockers Macbeth (馬克白) take the stage tomorrow at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), while it is solo act Chou chao-tang (周照棠) and Fumu Chanfan (夫目前犯) on Sunday. Tuesday’s lineup is formed by pop rockers Plan-D and Zarah, followed by blues rock outfit Commuters (通勤少年) and Grey Youth (少年白) on Wednesday. Amis pop/rock/blues combo Nuka Band (鹿角樂團) and Joker appear on Thursday.
■ B1, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷2號B1), next to Taipower Building (台電大樓), tel: (02) 2368-7310. On the Net: www.riverside.com.tw
■ Shows start at 9pm
■ NT$400 tomorrow, NT$250 on Sunday, NT$350 on weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Held tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows, and hosted by Leo37, Trio is an event celebrating the art of improvisation, featuring musicians from all genres. Participating artists include Airy (小女伶) from Funky Brothers, Jenni Tsai (蔡子琪) of Soy La Ley, Adriano Moreira from Musa and Sung Ya of Space Cake. Swiss drummer Christian Bucher plays with friends on Sunday. International trio The Materkads play original jazz music on Wednesday.
■ B1, 1, Ln 102, Anhe Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市安和路一段102巷1號B1), tel: (02) 2700-5411. On the Net: www.sappholive.com
■ Show starts at 9pm tonight, 9:30pm on Sunday and Wednesday
■ Entrance is NT$400 tonight, NT$250 on Sunday and Wednesday
Atayal singer and actress Irene Luo (羅美玲) performs tonight at Tiehua Music Village (鐵花村), an arts village composed of a music venue, design and crafts shops and a weekend arts fair in Taitung City. Tomorrow, Amis musician Chalaw Passiwali shares the stage with renown folk musician Kilema from Madagascar.
■ 26, Ln 135, Sinsheng Rd, Taitung City (台東市新生路135巷26號), tel: (089) 343-393. On the Net: www.tw.streetvoice.com/users/tiehua
■ Shows start at 8pm. Music venue and crafts shops are open 2pm to 10pm Tuesdays through Sundays. Weekend arts fair opens 6pm to 10pm every Friday, 3:30pm to 10pm every Saturday and Sunday
■ Admission is NT$300 for both shows. Tickets can be purchased online through tickets.books.com.tw
Tomorrow’s lineup at The Mercury (水星酒館), an indie rock club in Greater Kaohsiung, is formed by post-rock/post-metal act DWL and Britpop/post-rock combo Tree Murmurs.
■ 46 Liwen Rd, Zuoying Dist, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市左營區立文路46號), tel: (07) 550-8617. On the Net: mercurybar.blogspot.tw
■ Show starts at 7:30pm
■ Entrance is NT$200
The Wall (這牆) programs regular live rock shows at Greater Kaohsiung’s Pier 2 Arts Center (高雄駁二藝術特區). Punk rockers Punkhoo (胖虎) arrive tonight, and it is folk rock artist Chen Hui-ting (陳惠婷) tomorrow.
■ 1 Dayong Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市大勇路1號), tel: (07) 521-5148. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight and 7:30pm tomorrow
■ Admission is NT$500 tonight and NT$800 tomorrow. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through tickets.books.com.tw or www.walkieticket.com
Sept. 28 to Oct . 4 A large number of 3000-year-old slate coffins were unearthed on a hill near Nanhe Village (南和村) in Pingtung County on Sept. 30, 1985. Unfortunately, the United Daily News (聯合報) noted that they had been seriously damaged by construction, and no artifacts or human remains were found. Although the newspaper called the find a “significant discovery,” little information can be gleaned about this specific site because it’s just one of countless locations where stone sarcophagi have been unearthed across southern and eastern Taiwan, and as north as Yilan County. These stone receptacles for the dead were
Until this summer, when the idea of hiking the length of the island first occurred to me, I didn’t even know that Cijin (旗津) had been a peninsula until 1967. That’s when diggers and dredgers severed Cijin from Taiwan’s “mainland,” because the authorities wished to create a southern entrance to Kaohsiung’s fast expanding port. The island is just under 9km long, but a bit of research quickly convinced me that a south-to-north trek wasn’t a good idea. The southern third of Cijin is dominated by container-lifting cranes, warehouses and other facilities off-limits to the public. Dunhe Street (敦和街) forms the boundary between
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As if the climbs and views and snacks and companions of cycling in Taiwan aren’t sufficient, the GPS-generation of route-planners are now using apps such as Strava and Endomondo to create works of art as they ride. One such is nicknamed the Dove Road of Sijhih (汐鴿路), a 25km ride that follows the riverside bike path from the Nangang-Neihu Bridge (南湖橋) to New Taipei City’s Sijhih District (汐止), climbs around 400m up the Sijhih-Shiding Road (汐碇路), before dropping back down past Academia Sinica to generate a very dove-like pattern. Originally called Kippanas by indigenous Ketagalan people and transliterated into Hoklo (more commonly